Top Five Hemp Strains to Try out Today

The legalization of hemp-based CBD oil has raised curiosity in the cannabis industry. One of the highly-discussed topics is the benefits of hemp flowers and seeds. Ironically, people seldom talk about the various hemp strains, casting a cloud of confusion.

 Does it mean that there is one universal strain from which the seeds and flowers are extracted? Hell no. There are tens of hemp strains from where you can grow or buy their seeds or flowers.

In this article, we will dissect the top five hemp strains. We will also talk about the main reason(s) why people grow and use high hemp strains and the legality of hemp and CBD at large.

What is the main difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are “distant cousins,” tracing their origin to the cannabis genus. The major difference between the two classes of cannabis is the THC level. Hemp contains 0.3%≤ of THC, while marijuana might have up to 25% of this psychoactive cannabinoid.

Why is there a surge in demand for high CBD hemp strains?

There are two main reasons why many people are opting for high CBD hemp strains. First, hemp-based CBD is legal. Therefore, growing and using hemp eliminates the inconvenience of justifying your actions, which would have been the case with marijuana.

Second, using hemp-based CBD enables a person to enjoy the full benefits of without worrying about THC. Anecdotally, using hemp-based CBD gives users clear-headedness and relaxation effects, unlike marijuana-based CBD, which might cause euphoria and hunger pangs.

How are high CBD strains used?

The sophistication in manufacturing technology has made it easy for CBD enthusiasts to use it in different forms. The choice of consuming CBD depends on individual preference and the reason for consuming it.

Regardless, there is no better way of consuming the CBD than the other.  You can choose to consume the CBD orally, as topical, or through inhalation.

Which are the top hemp strains?

The list of top hemp strains is large, but we will focus on just five of them. Our choice of hemp strains was not random; rather, it was compiled after in-depth research and from users’ experiences. The strains are:

  • Oregon OG
  • Elektra
  • Sour Space Candy
  • Super Lemon Haze CBD
  • Special Sauce Premium
  • The Wife
  • Cherry Wine

1.      Oregon OG

Oregon OG is a blend of Astral Works and Cannatonic strains and has an herby aroma and spicy/basil flavor. It has a high CBD content of up to 13%. The main terpenes found in Oregon OG are beta-pinene, beta-caryophyllene, and humulene.

The highest THC level that has ever been recorded in Oregon was a mere 0.3%, which in all standards can be classified extremely low. This hemp strain can be infused into meals such as pasta sauce.

2.      Elektra

Electra is a hybrid hemp strain, with the parent strains being Early Resin Berry and ACDC. This strain is Sativa-based and contains an aromatic of pine with a fruity and lime touch.  

We cannot overlook the cannabinoid levels since they are great determinants of the strain’s quality. First, the CBD content can go up to 16%, while the THC levels do not exceed 0.3%. 

The major terpenes found in this hemp strain are beta-pinene, limonene, and myrcene.

3.      Sour Space Candy

If you love your hemp products sour, you should try out this exquisite strain. We can only describe this strain as having gasoline and citrusy taste. The distinct flavor and taste are attributed to Early Resin Berry and Sour Tsunami, which are the parent strains. 

Other outstanding features in Sour Space Candy include the high CBD levels (19%) and low THC content (0.3%). The major terpenes in this offer are myrcene, limonene, and bisabolol.

4.      Super Lemon Haze CBD

Super Lemon Haze is a hybrid of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. The combination of these strains gives it a lemony flavor. You should also beware that it is Sativa-dominant, hence these features.

Super Lemon Haze strain boasts of CBD levels of up to 14% and THC levels of just 0.3%. The dominant terpenes in this strain are alpha-pinene, limonene, and terpinolene.

5.      Special Sauce Premium

Is Special Sauce hemp strain hyped, or does it live up to its name? Let’s analyze its features. First, the strain contains more than 15 strains of terpenes, which makes it super special. Second, the flavor of Special Sauce is determined by the following terpenes; phytol, farnesene, and fenchol.

Other special features in this super strain include THC content not exceeding 0.3% and CBD levels between 14% and 19%. The aroma in Special Sauce Premium can be described as sweet, hoppy, or floral.

The strains above are rich in CBD. This list wraps up our discussion on the best hemp strains that you should try out today. 

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